Filed Under: Greens, salads, Starter, Under 20 Mins

Ontario Apple and Smoked Trout Salad

The perfect light meal or first course, watercress lends a fresh, peppery bed for smoky trout, sweet apple and crunchy walnuts. Serve with crusty Italian bread to mop up the sweet-tart dressing.

April 8th, 2012

Recipe courtesy of

Prep Time
10 minutes
Cook Time
0 minutes
  • Dressing
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup or honey
  • 1 tablespoon minced shallots
  • 1 teaspoon fresh chopped marjoram (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoons each salt and pepper
  • 1/2 Cups olive oil
  • Salad
  • 2 bunches of watercress
  • 8 ounces smoked trout
  • 12 Ontario apples, cored and sliced
  • 1 Cup toasted walnut pieces
  1. Dressing

  2. In a container or bottle with lid, combine vinegar, syrup, shallots, marjoram, salt, pepper and olive oil. Cover with lid and shake well to combine.

  3. Salad

  4. Fill sink or large basin with cold water. Wash watercress very well, and dry on towel or in salad spinner. Arrange over 4 plates. Crumble trout over top and sprinkle with apples and walnuts.

  5. Drizzle with dressing just before serving.

Nutrients Per Serving

Nutrients per serving: 576 calories, 14 g carbs, 23 g protein, 3 g fibre, 50 g fat. Good source of vitamin B1, B2, niacin, zinc, calcium, vitamin E, folate, vitamin D. Excellent source of B6, B12, magnesium, vitamin C.

Ontario Apple and Smoked Trout Salad